|Yossi Nemes - 13-Jul-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Rabbi Yossi Nemes, the Brooklyn-born director of the Chabad Center in Metairie, New Orleans, was interviewed by Rosalind Hinton on July 13, 2007. R’ Nemes moved to New Orleans in 1990, after completing advanced study and marrying his wife Chanie, with whom he has six daughters and a son. He relates his experiences of staying in New Orleans through Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, hiding in the second floor of his two-story brick house with twelve friends and relatives after the ground ...
Keywords: Jewish Women's Archive; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton; Chabad; United States; Levees; Louisiana; New Orleans; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Personal narratives; Superdome (New Orleans; La.); Kiddush; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippur; Pesach; Yeshiva; Kollel; Rabbi Zelig Rivkin; lecha dodi; Alan Krilov; shomer Shabbos; Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak (the Previous Rebbe); Rabbi Myrna Matsa; Rebbetzin Chanie Nemes
|Alan Krilov - 18-Oct-2006 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Alan Krilov, a member of the Chabad community who endured a harrowing experience during Hurricane Katrina, was interviewed on October 18, 2006 by Rosalind Hinton. Raised in an Orthodox synagogue, he shifted towards Chabad in later years, and explains his formative Jewish influences. He stayed in New Orleans to take care of his fourteen exotic pet birds, fleeing only after his home began to flood...
Keywords: Beth Israel (Orthodox synagogue in NOLA); Chabad; Bar Mitzvah; confirmation (Jewish); Reform communities; Jewish Community Center; Orthodox minyan; Rabbi Avraham Twerski; Superdome; Mary Kay Cosmetics; Coast Guard rescue missions; Red Cross; Lakefront Airport; FEMA; Rabbi Zelig Rivkin; Torah Academy; Israeli rescue workers/laborers; AZA; John F. Kennedy High School; media coverage of Katrina; helicopter airlifts; governmental incompetence; the Shema; class and race relations in New Orleans; broken levees; Civil Defense; Jewish Women's Archive; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton
|Carol Smokler - 13-Aug-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Carol Smokler, a psychologist and philanthropist who greatly contributed to the New Orleans relief effort, was interviewed by Jayne Guberman on August 13th, 2007. A long-time activist for Jewish causes, she has worked with Hillel, the Federation, UJC, the JCC and others, in addition to raising three children in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This interview focuses on her extensive work with the Emergency Relief Committee on Katrina aid, particularly their community partnerships and the decision-making p...
Keywords: Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Anecdotes; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Political aspects; Bush; George W. (George Walker); 1946-; Philanthropy; Psychology; Hillel Foundation; Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston; Emergency response; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans; La.); White House Administrative Office (U.S.); Second Harvest (Organization); Sinai Temple (New Orleans; La.); Astrodome (Houston; Tex.); Post-traumatic stress disorder; Mitzvah Corps; Avi Chai Foundation; Tulane University; FEMA Emergency Management Institute; AEPi; YMCA; Mental health counseling; Rabbis; Bat mitzvah Anecdotes; CJF; Hillel Foundation; JCC; Soviet Union; Disaster relief; Chabad Lubavitch (Organization); Search and rescue operations; Angel Flight; Inc. (airlift relief group); National Organization for Jewish Family Services; Jewish Funders Network; MAZON (Jewish hunger relief organization)
|Julie Wise Oreck - 2-July-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Julie Wise Oreck, a ‘fifth-generation Louisiana Jew’ and philanthropist, was interviewed on July 2, 2007 by Rosalind Hinton. The wife of Marshall Oreck, an executive at the Oreck vacuum corporation, she has served on the boards of many Jewish organizations, particularly those supporting Israel advocacy, youth causes, and education. Displaced from her home by the flooding after Hurricane Katrina, she traveled to Houston with her mother and two daughters, where they stayed in a hotel for weeks...
Keywords: Jewish Women's Archive; Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Personal narratives; Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Press coverage; Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Political aspects; Jews Louisiana; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.); Oreck family; Philanthropy; Christmas tree; Temple Sinai (New Orleans, La.); Jewish Community Center; Haggadah; United Jewish Appeal; United Jewish Communities; American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; AIPAC; Orthodox Judaism; Holocaust; Manor, Ehud Anecdotes; Intifada, 2000-; Andover (Academy); Natural disasters; SPCA; Levees; Tulane University; Fundraising; Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Chabad; Telushkin, Joseph, 1948-; Hillel Foundation; National Council of Jewish Women; Lee, Spike; Flood insurance claims; Superdome (New Orleans, La.); Child care; Serotta, Edward; Hebrew University (Jerusalem); Maccabiah Games; Reconstructionist Judaism; Suicide; Levees; Reform Judaism; Abivale; Isidore Newman School; Jewish Assimilation; Otzma; Israeli media; Torah Academy, New Orleans; Tikkun olam; Lion of Judah conferences; National Young Leadership Cabinet; Israel and Overseas Pillar (organization); Beit Shemesh; fear of rape; Jewish Endowment; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton; Hurricane Katrina; New Orleans; Julie Wise Oreck